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Imports of Xbox 360 hardware to the US could be blocked following a legal victory for Motorola.

The BBC reports that a US International Trade Commission judge has ruled in favour of the firm, ruling that Microsoft has infringed four patents owned by Motorola Mobility relating to video compression and Wi-Fi connectivity.

A full review of the case will be held in August and should that also go against Microsoft the company could theoretically be forced to halt Xbox 360 imports to the US.

Microsoft has previously confessed that should it agree to all of Motorola’s demands it would face an annual bill of £2.5bn – a figure its rival disputes.


    Readers of the Consumerist have crowned Electronic Arts the worst company in America, with 64 per cent of more than 250,000 votes being thrust upon them.

    Despite continued high sales from the company that provides top selling games such as Mass Effect 3, ultimately Consumerist readers decided that the type of greed exhibited by EA, which is supposed to be making the world a more fun place, is worse than Bank of America’s avarice, which some would argue is the entire point of operating a bank.